Louisiana Purchase Historical Surveys

Recently put online, by the Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands, are some historical documents related to the original survey of the Louisiana Purchase.  Quite interesting, but a little hard to navigate if you don’t know the layout of the townships and sections…

Louisiana Purchase Survey Historical Notes and Plats

Maybe I’ll see if I can figure it out… but the amazing thing is that “Using today’s modern technology including lasers and GPS (global positioning system) imaging it was discovered that in the fall of 1815, in a black water swamp, in the middle of the wilderness, they missed the intersection point by almost 1 inch!”


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